Rights groups welcome the verdict, but call for a change in rules that encourage abuse of vulnerable women.
More than 10 of Li Biyun's friends are bundled onto a bus and detained for several hours.
Hong Kong police used 'excessive force' against civilians during the Occupy Central movement, Amnesty International says.
He was handed a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence for running a political magazine and criticizing Chinese leaders.
Myanmar police set up roadblocks in a bid to stop arms smugglers from supplying rebel forces.
International attention on Hong Kong could help maintain the city's 'one country, two systems' arrangement with Beijing, commentators say.
More than 1,000 travel early to the capital to evade a tight security cordon.
Citizens with grievances against the government say they had hoped to have their complaints heard.
Joshua Wong is in the United States to give a talk on the regional importance of pro-democracy movements in East Asia.
Democracy activists are refused entry into mainland China for taking part in 'illegal' protests.
Many of China's prisoners of conscience will spend the New Year holiday behind bars.
Many are sleeping rough, while others live in constant fear of detention by police.
Key union splits as allegations of government interference in universities spark concerns over academic freedom.
Rights group network says Beijing isn't complying with an anti-torture treaty signed in 1988.
Last year is the 'cruelest year' since the crackdown on the Tiananmen democracy movement.
Hospital says 7-8 died, more injured in incident involving bomb.
Lawyers for the defendants say many confessions were obtained through torture by police.
Lawmakers and academics say there is already too much government influence on the city's public universities.
Millions are leaving amid concerns over pollution, political instability, and educational opportunities.
A detained Guangzhou lawyer reports mistreatment in a police detention center.
A private university in Xi'an convinced elderly investors to part with their life savings a decade ago, protesters say.
Herders say a large tract of their grazing land has been grabbed by a forestry station, as Mongolians in exile join a wave of protests.
Immigration system 'traps women in a cycle of exploitation and abuse,' rights groups say.
Workers contrast their meager wages with big bonuses by managers.
The bishop was held for 14 years after he refused to join a government-approved Catholic association.
Liu Han and four others are executed amid an ongoing probe, sparking suspicions they may have been silenced.
A Hong Kong-based group records nearly 600 since September, many tied to unpaid wages.
Many members of a banned human rights forum have 'disappeared' or remain under virtual house arrest.
Lawyers accuse the court of multiple violations of due process.
The online activist had also written posts calling for freedom, human rights and social equality.